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Associate/Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine Environmental Exposure Sciences (Tenure Track)

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Wagner, California, US
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California invites applications for a talented candidate at any level (tenure or tenure track; assistant, associate, or full professor) in the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Preventive Medicine to expand a productive research program on environmental determinants of human disease and become a future leader in a defined field of exposure sciences. This new position seeks to enhance and foster current and future research, with a proposed start date of Summer/Fall 2021.
Individuals with training and demonstrated skills in one or more of the following areas of Exposure Sciences should apply:
1. assessment of environmental exposures and their documented impacts on the human microbiome across the life course;
2. characterization or quantification of total environmental exposures through an exposomic approach of multiple pathway considerations;
3. quantitative exposure risk assessment and/or understanding of potential mitigation approaches and strategies for reduction of exposure potential to susceptible populations, especially disproportionately-exposed populations of lower socio-economic background;
4. expertise in current and novel sampling approaches for population-based research;
5. other domains of exposure assessment to improve understanding and evaluation of pollution impacts on the health of diverse human populations (by age, race, sex, and other attributes of susceptibility).
An advanced degree (PhD, ScD, or equivalent) in public health sciences (Epidemiology, Public Health, Molecular Epidemiology) or some facet of the physical sciences (molecular biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, physiology, toxicology, chemistry, atmospheric physics, or environmental engineering) is desired. Preferred candidates for the assistant professor's position should have completed postdoctoral training or equivalent; all candidates should have a demonstrated publication record of accomplishments within the field of environmental health sciences commensurate with stage of career. Collegiality, resourcefulness, and motivation are highly desirable characteristics in the team science framework increasingly being pursued.
The successful faculty candidate is expected to bring or develop an externally-funded research program after an appropriate transitional period. Multi-year startup funding will be provided through institutional support and NIH research grants.
A demonstrative strength of the Keck School of Medicine is the existence of several research efforts oriented towards etiologic, intervention, population-based, and basic science research on understanding environmental impacts of multi-pollutant exposures to human health outcomes across the life course, with a special focus in early-life, childhood, and later-life impacts. The department has a world-renown research group in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics, with an active and well-funded program in environmental health effects research and a growing interest in novel approaches to disentangling multi-pollutant exposure contributions to environmental health impacts on multiple organ systems of interest. The department has diverse expertise in environmental respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic and cancer epidemiology and in methodological research on environmental and genetic epidemiology. A dynamic group of investigators in the NIH-funded Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center and MADRES Center for Environmental Health Disparities offer opportunities for a wide range of research collaborations with other USC schools and across several Southern California institutions.
Apply here and upload curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research interests, and names and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with academic accomplishments. For further inquiries contact:
EH Exposure Search Committee
c/o: Ed Avol,
Professor and Chief, Environmental Health Division
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2001 N Soto St #230G
Los Angeles CA 90089-9237
email: []
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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